The festival saw the participation of NATO and 24 Countries with 60 Films grouped into several categories from ‘Institutional training information, from environmental protection to the humanitarian mission for peace. The films, produced by renowned film makers were evaluated by the international highly qualified and experienced jury.
Maintaining the tradition, Pakistan Army’s documentary “Glorious Resolve” received the Jury’s Special award from the President of the Italian Senate with the citation “A technically outstanding and emotionally powerful dramatization of the story of the courageous soldiers under fire in a dire combat situation”. The award given by Gen. Giancarlo Fortuna, the President of the International Jury was received by a representative of the Pakistani Embassy in Rome.
Glorious Resolve was the joint venture of ISPR and Mindworks Media. Brigadier Syed Azmat Ali was the Executive Producer whereas Brig Syed Mujtaba Tirmizi was the Executive Director of the film. Lieutenant Colonel Irfan Aziz was the project director and the writer of this film which was amicably directed by Sarosh Kayani. Dr. Hassan Waqas Rana of Mindworks Media was the producer whereas Bilal Lashari was the Director of Photography.
Based on a true operational account, Glorious Resolve highlights the epic of infantry soldiers, who fought against all odds even being heavily outnumbered when 1500 miscreants raided one of the section level outposts of an Infantry Battalion in South Waziristan Agency on the night of 29 May 2009.
This documentary focuses not only on the sacrifices and achievements of the Pakistan Army in War against Terrorism but also the Pakistan Army’s glorious resolve to uproot the menace of terrorism from the land of the pure. It reenacts the sacrifice of jawans of 43 Punjab Regiment who laid their lives and the two Ghazis Sepoy Mashooq and Sepoy Muslim who held their positions till the reinforcements came.
Courtesy to:ISPR’s documentary wins ‘Eserciti-e-Popoli’ award (By:Mudasser Aziz)